In another bit of smartphone release news, the HTC One Mini is landing in the states on AT&T. This is good news for any of us who prefer a smaller phone over the giants currently roaming the market. As a specs recap, the One Mini features a 1.4GHz dual-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB RAM, 4.3-inch 720p Super LCD 2 display, 4-megapixel Ultrapixel camera, front-facing speakers and an aluminum shell.
We have a feeling the the One Mini is probably going to sell decently, especially at its $99 price point on a two-year contract. AT&T says that the One Mini will be available on August 23, just like the Samsung Galaxy Mega. So on the same day, you get a Mini phone and a Mega phone. Your pick. Unfortunately, the One Mini is exclusive to AT&T for at least the time being. Most likely, we won’t see it on any other carriers for at least a few months.
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“Our customers loved the HTC One, so we are excited to offer this slimmer, more compact version,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president – Devices, AT&T. “We’re proud to continue to offer our customers so many choices with a broad smartphone portfolio all on the nation’s fastest and most reliable 4G LTE network.”
Jason Mackenzie, President of North America, HTC, said, “The HTC One mini is pocket-friendly but packed with large experiences – an HD screen, our breakthrough UltraPixel camera, a home screen with customized feeds from news networks to social networks including Instagram, and huge sound from its front-facing stereo speakers.”
Shorter, thinner and lighter than the original HTC One, the new HTC One mini boasts a striking aluminum body with a 4.3-inch Super LCD 2 HD 720p display, a powerful Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400 dual-core 1.4 GHz processor, and HTC’s UltraPixel Camera with backside illuminated sensor that captures 300 percent more light than traditional smartphone camera sensors, so you can take better photos in low light and bright light.
The HTC One mini packs all the great features you love about HTC One including:
HTC BlinkFeed™ puts your favorite content at the center of your mobile world, delivering social updates, news updates and photos directly to your home screen. It aggregates the freshest content, with more than 10,000 feeds served up daily from the most relevant and interesting sources. Enjoy all the information at a glance, without the need to jump between multiple applications and websites.
HTC Zoe™ brings special moments to life in three-second videos, enabling a range of advanced editing capabilities and creative flexibility. Photos, videos and Zoes can also be featured as part of automatically edited 30-second Video Highlights with pre-selected themes with music or using sound tracks from your personal music library.
HTC BoomSound™ provides dual front-facing speakers and a built-in amplifier to bring music, movies and games to life with minimal distortion, as well as the authentic sound experience you expect from built-in Beats Audio™.
AT&T now has the most reliable 4G LTE network. According to independent third-party data, AT&T has the highest success rate for delivering mobile content across nationwide 4G LTE networks.** And AT&T was named America’s fastest 4G LTE network in PC Magazine’s 2013 Fastest Mobile Networks 30-market study – and also swept the top rankings in all six U.S. regions from coast to coast: Northeast, Southeast, North-Central, South-Central, Northwest and Southwest.***